Current Students

Applying to graduate

Further information

Conferment dates

To become a graduate and receive your award certificate you must first apply for conferral of your award by completing your online application to graduate.

 

  1. Complete the online application form
  2. Check your graduation details in studentConnect

Apply to graduate online

When you enrolled or re-enrolled at the start of the year you were asked to indicate a nominated completion date. If you indicated:

  • mid 2014, an email will be sent to your student email account in mid June 2014
  • end 2014, an email will be sent to your student email account in mid November 2014.

If you do not receive an email by late November or late June, you can contact the Graduation team by using the ‘Ask a Question Tab’ in askUWA.

PhD and master by research students will need to contact the Graduation team by using the ‘Ask a Question Tab’ in askUWA once their thesis has been classified as 'passed' or 'passed subject to correction'.

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Complete the online application form

You will be given step by step instructions when completing the online process. Below are some examples of additional information:

Changing your contact or overseas contact address

If your contact details change at any time you must update immediately via studentConnect. We do not accept change of address details by phone or email.

Administrative encumbrances and outstanding debts

If you have unpaid fees or fines you will be unable to graduate. It is important that you clear all outstanding administrative encumbrances prior to lodging your application form. If an administrative encumbrance is not cleared it will result in your application being cancelled.

You should be aware that encumbrances can be added at any time.

Adding or deleting any part of your name

You will not be able to change your name using the online form. You will need to provide one of the documents listed below to add or delete any part of your name and you will need to bring your original document, listing your full name as you wish it to be recorded by the University, to the Enquiry Counter, Student Administration (Hackett Hall) and ask to speak with a member of the Graduation team.

  1. birth certificate
  2. passport
  3. change of name certificate
  4. marriage certificate.

If you live outside of Perth, interstate or overseas it is unlikely you will be able to visit our office in person. Please forward by mail, an original certified copy of one of the above documents which has been signed by one of the following:

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Commissioner of Declarations
  • a person who is permitted to witness documents
  • Notary Public.

Note: Photocopies and scanned copies will not be accepted.

Rearranging your name

You will be able to rearrange the order of your names via the online process. You do not need to present any legal documentation in this situation. You should note that while you are able to rearrange the order of your names on your certificate, all other official documentation will appear as given name(s) first and then your surname.

Attendance at a ceremony

You have a choice of attending a ceremony in Autumn (March/April) or Spring (September). All Graduation Ceremonies are held in the evening at Winthrop Hall.

Conferral in absentia – Not attending a ceremony

You do not have to attend a ceremony to graduate. You can graduate in absentia but you still need to apply in order to receive your award certificate. Depending upon when you complete your course your application to graduate will be processed to have your award conferred in absentia at a Graduation Ceremony or via one of the Senate Conferral Dates. Once your award has been conferred your certificate will then be sent to your current contact address in studentConnect via Registered Post (within Australia) or DHL Courier (overseas). 

Note: Please be aware that once your award has been conferred in absentia, it is not possible for you to attend a future graduation ceremony to receive that award.

Combined courses

(a) If you only wish to attend one ceremony and, for example, you are enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering combined course you will only be permitted to attend one ceremony per round.

Note: If your other award is being conferred after the ceremony, you wish to attend, your certificate will be posted to your current contact address on studentConnect.

(b) If you wish to attend two ceremonies and, for example, you are enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering combined course you will only be permitted to attend one ceremony per round eg Engineering in Autumn and Commerce in Spring.

(c) If you do not wish to attend any ceremonies and choose to graduate in absentia your certificate will be posted to your current contact address on studentConnect.

(d) If you have completed a bachelor's degree and an undergraduate diploma course you will only be permitted to attend one ceremony per round.

Note: If your other award is being conferred after the ceremony, you wish to attend, your certificate will be posted to your current contact address on studentConnect.

 

 

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Check your graduation details in studentConnect

Autumn (March/April) graduands will need to view their details in studentConnect three days after completing the online application form.

Spring (September) graduands will be advised of the date of their ceremony in late July.

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